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Hi! I’m Berly McCoy, a freelance science writer and communicator living the cabin dream in Northwest Montana. I’ve written for Scientific American, NPRMassive Science, and the Youtube science channel SciShow. I’m currently writing scripts for the PBS Digital Studios channel It’s Okay to be Smart as well as Scilight articles for the American Institute for Physics.

I am the coordinator for NPR Scicommers, a community of scientists and engineers interested in improving their science communication skills. 

I received my Ph.D. in 2018 in biochemistry turning viruses into catalytic nano-materials. During graduate school I also co-founded, wrote, and edited for Indiana University’s first science blog, ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University.  You can find my ScIU posts here.

I cover biology, chemistry, and nanotechnology.